Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 18, 2017

“In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.”

Today’s devotion comes from Isaiah 30:1-17.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+30&version=NASB

““Woe to the rebellious children,” declares the Lord,
“Who execute a plan, but not Mine,
And make an alliance, but not of My Spirit,
In order to add sin to sin;
2 Who proceed down to Egypt
Without consulting Me,
To take refuge in the safety of Pharaoh
And to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
3 “Therefore the safety of Pharaoh will be your shame
And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation.
4 “For their princes are at Zoan
And their ambassadors arrive at Hanes.
5 “Everyone will be ashamed because of a people who cannot profit them,
Who are not for help or profit, but for shame and also for reproach.”

15 For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said,

“In repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing,
16 And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses,”
Therefore you shall flee!
“And we will ride on swift horses,”
Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.
17 One thousand will flee at the threat of one man;
You will flee at the threat of five,
Until you are left as a flag on a mountain top
And as a signal on a hill.”  Isaiah 30:1-5 and 15-17.

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Israel trusted Egypt rather than the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel.

And, Israel fled to Egypt for help.

Whom do we trust?

To whom do we flee for help?

Today’s Scripture calls us to trust in God.

Today’s Scripture calls us to repent of the times when our eyes look nervously down and around to man instead of looking up and focused on God.

Today’s Scripture calls us to be quiet and rest in the LORD like a child quietly trusts his mother and rests on her.

“For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said,

“In repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength.”  …”  Verse 15.

“O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty;
Nor do I involve myself in great matters,
Or in things too difficult for me.
2 Surely I have composed and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child rests against his mother,
My soul is like a weaned child within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the Lord
From this time forth and forever.”  Psalm chapter 131.

“11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!”  Psalm 84:11-12.


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